Sunday, October 16, 2005

The Farm

I found details recently about a farm/petting zoo in our area and this morning we made a spur of the moment decision to go. Callum loves to make animal noises and one of his favourites at the moment is cock-a-doodledoo (courtesy of the Wiggles I think). We get to The Farm and as soon as we open the door we hear "cock-a-doodledoo" from several roosters that are strutting around. Callum gets all wide eyed with his hand over his mouth like he can't quite believe what he had just heard. The grin on his face when he got out of the car and saw not only chickens but ducks, goats, pigs, geese, donkeys, horses, sheep, a lama and an emu was just amazing.

It was basically a free for all with all the animals (apart from the horses) just wandering around. Callum kept his distance at first but was soon coaxed into stroking a very friendly and heavily pregnant goat, after that he was off. It's like until he touched one of the animals he wasn't sure what to make of them. He quacked at ducks, "sshhhd" when they were asleep and then ran at them giggling to wake them up. He oinked at pigs, neighed at horses and did lots of cock-a-doodle-doos. Kieran seemed fairly blase about the whole thing but he did enjoy stroking a donkey.

Two tired boys are now fast asleep, I think it's a trip we'll be making again.


Emily said...

He looks like he's having a blast! You've inspired me to track one down in our area. Though I do have traumatic memories of being chased by geese at one in my childhood!

Tara Marie said...

My neighbor has an incredible farm like this we are so spoiled of being able to walk over daily. I loved looking at the pictures of you outing on flickr!

Thinking about Mark as he awaits is Celiac tests.

Tom P. said...

What a great smile! They obviously had a wonderful time.

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